[vcf-midatlantic] Museum Report - 14-Aug-2016

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 20:55:29 EDT 2016

Yes Todd, thanks for fixing it! There are a few other museum machines that
need some repair or at least working drives and demos.

It's great that you came in. I love when different docents can be there to
give a different perspective and it's nice to rotate docents for those that
do it a lot. Thanks for being a docent! :)

On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 8:13 PM, Todd George via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Pretty decent traffic at the museum today, we had about 16 visitors.
> Surprising for a 95+ degree day.
> I started off the afternoon by noticing that the Macintosh was still down.
> I cracked it open and fixed what ailed it (these have a common issue with
> yoke connector solder failure, that's exactly what it was).  I also ran
> thorough all the caps with an ESR meter just to be sure.  Up and running,
> and just in time... Keep reading.  :-D
> Three of the groups of visitors had high interest.  One was a couple that
> were probably 18 or 20 years old.  We also had a group that was two older
> couples, the gentlemen both had mainframe experience, one of them showed a
> lot of interest in the StorageTek as he had experience implementing them.
> The last group of-note was a family with two younger children, one boy and
> one girl.  The boy ran into the space so excited yelling "here it is, here
> it is"... He walked straight toward the Macintosh and yelled back to his
> father "The Macintosh M0001, here it is!!!".  Yes, this 8 year old (?) kid
> knew EVERYTHING about this Macintosh.  Glad I had fixed it!  I had just
> finished buttoning it up about 10 minutes prior to this.  His father
> mentioned that he's obsessed with YouTube videos of vintage computers and
> has been begging them for a while to either buy him an old Macintosh or
> find one he could try.  His mother said she "was sure there had to be a
> computer museum of some sort", and found us.  Collectively (they stopped by
> a few times), they must have spent about 2 1/2 or 3 hours in our space.
> The father was very knowledgeable about computers, and was being very
> supportive of his budding vintage computer aficionado.  The boy's sister
> was less supportive, rolling her eyes about the whole situation and
> explaining to me how "he won't stop talking about this thing".
> The rest of the visitors were of low to moderate interest and I think were
> just wandering the facility to check out the other groups and just happened
> to stop by our space.
> Also, Valente's makes a great Pork BBQ sandwich for those who haven't tried
> it!!
> Thanks!
> -Todd

Jeff Brace - ark72axow at gmail.com

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